Cheltenham Festival 2021

Cheltenham Festival 2021 Schedule

Champion Day – Tuesday 16th March
13:20 – Supreme Novices Hurdle
13:55 – Arkle Challenge Trophy
14:30 – Festival Handicap Chase
15:05 – Champion Hurdle
15:40 – Mares Hurdle
16:15 – Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
16:50 – National Hunt Chase

Ladies Day – Wednesday 17th March
13:20 – Ballymore Novices Hurdle
13:55 – Novice Chase
14:30 – Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
15:05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase
15:40 – Cross Country Handicap Chase
16:15 – Grand Annual Handicap Chase
16:50 – Champion Bumper

St Patrick’s Day – Thursday 18th March
13:20 – Novices Chase
13:55 – Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle
14:30 – Ryanair Chase
15:05 – Stayers’ Hurdle
15:40 – Festival Plate
16:15 – Mares Novices Hurdle
16:50 – Kim Muir Challenge Cup

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day – Friday 19th March
13:20 – JCB Triumph Hurdle
13:50 – County Handicap Hurdle
14:30 – Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
15:05 – Cheltenham Gold Cup
15:40 – Festival Challenge Cup Hunters Chase
16:15 – Mares Steeple Chase
16:50 – Conditional Jockeys Hurdle

Your Cheltenham 2021 Questions Answered

Is Cheltenham Festival 2021 Cancelled?
As it stands, fans will not be able to attend but organisers are eager to put on the four days of world class jump racing, so no it’s not cancelled.

Has Cheltenham races ever been Cancelled?
Yes, it was cancelled in 2001 due to the foot & mouth crisis.  It wasn’t cancelled in 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was breaking out in the UK, it was the last major sporting event to survive before restrictions came in.

What date is Cheltenham Festival 2021?
Cheltenham runs from the 16th to the 19th of March in 2021

Why is Cheltenham so popular?
Simply put it is the biggest jump festival in horse racing anywhere in the world.  Yes the Grand National is 1 big race, Cheltenham is 4 days of all big races featuring the best horses from the UK and Ireland.

Is Cheltenham Festival on TV?
In the UK 6 races from each day will feature on TV for the first time in 2021.  The schedule has been adjusted slightly to allow ITV to show 6 of the races, with coverage ending at 16:30.  Of course Betfair will have all the races live on their streaming platform.

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